Composting drop off site @ the BTC
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The Brookline Teen Center has teamed up with a group of Brookline High Students in the Entrepreneurship class to roll out a Brookline Community Composting Program. Through this project, Brookline teens are stepping out of the classroom and building life skills while making a positive impact on their community. Check out the website that the students created here for more information.
|1.||Brookline residents collect their family’s food scraps (see a list of food scraps that we accept) in biodegradable bags, an old soup pot, a five gallon bucket, or any container.|
|2.||Bring your bucket of food waste to the Brookline Teen Center (40 Aspinwall Ave.) and dump it in our food scrap collection bins located to the left of our main entrance.|
|3.||Bring your bucket home and start filling it up again.|
|4.||Each week Save that Stuff will come and haul away all the food scraps to a local farm where they will be mixed with wood chips (or another carbon source) and turned into beautiful compost.|
|5.||The finished compost is sold to local farms to be used as fertilizer that will help grow healthy and delicious fruits and vegetables.|
The Brookline High students and the Brookline Teen Center are working together to make this program run smoothly, but we need your help to make this project a reality. The food waste collection bins are expensive, and we need to pay Save that Stuff each time they come to haul away the food scraps we collect.
Separating your food waste from the trash stream allows for the food scraps to be turned into compost.
Composting food scraps reduces waste that ends up in landfills
Composting food scraps decreases humans’ impact on global warming
Using finished compost as a fertilizer helps conserve our finite natural resources
Finished compost is the closest thing on earth to magic